France: AMF Has Added 20 Websites to the Black List for Bogus Investment Offerings, 12 are Wine Related

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France has posted an update on the number of bogus websites attempting to solicit investors with sketchy offerings.  The AMF reports that since the beginning of 2021, 20 websites have been added to the list while cautioning the investing public to avoid these sites.

Of the 20 sites that propose atypical investments from unauthorized entities, 12 fall under the “wine category.”

The  “Black List” was created in 2017 as fraudsters sought to take advantage of the internet to scam individuals into giving their money to nefarious characters.  Since 2017, more than 300 unauthorized sites have been added to the list, but the AMF acknowledges the information is probably not inclusive of all the scam sites.

Beyond wine, forex, binary options, and digital assets (crypto) there are other novel investment schemes like livestock, whisky, watches, diamonds, and champagne on the list.


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